Another 5K (without walking) done.
Tonight I was joined by my speed coach, our Number 1 Daughter, as she prefers to be called, on my 5K run.
She is definitely faster than me, but unlike the last time we ran together I didn't try to keep up. Turns out it was a good plan.
Whilst she was 'Jeffing' with speedy runs and then walking, I was able to maintain a steady pace, catching her up and then being overtaken as she went back to a fast bit again. It did feel a bit like the Hare and the Tortoise.
I was really pleased to be able to keep to my own pace and completed another 5K without the need to stop and walk. My time remained constant, it is much more about the distance.
I am back on the look out for a running watch, I borrowed a Garmin from a friend but it didn't work that well for me. I think a more basic watch might be the way forward, but for now the research continues.
I am however, very happy with my choice of Bone conduction headphones. As someone who organises races I am not a fan of headphones at events but when you are training seem like a great idea - remember to pick a suitable speed tune though.
I have a few days off running as I have a busy weekend with events. I am looking forward to meeting some fellow runners at Swansea Half Marathon on Sunday. This year I can empathise with the runners, and soon I can aim for 13.1 miles.
After 24 years of helping others to achieve their running goals - it is now my time.